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performance. governor romney had a strong performance and we knew that. even when he took a flyer against ted kennedy. he dominated the debate performance. we knew it was a strength of governor romney. just showing up on the stage and, you know, he was going to come out of the debate like that. we knew that. he was too low. romney is always go to get 47 and 48 and 49 in states like virginia and florida and virginia. we were not go to win the first debate. he was the only person on that stage that had something to gain out of the first debate. but obviously we had a poor performance and he had a very strong performance. we said it publicly and most did not believe at the time. i think it is now the truth. the race did not fundamentally change. all of the things that happened is the gains governor romney would have made slowly over october, he would have kept gaining ground and the race would have gotten closer. he accelerated those games. they thought that they were go to win. but the structure of the race never really changed. the nine battle ground states that we identified. the nine battle
man i expect the worse to happen. he was so good at getting at governor romney and i thought performance wise i started worry. but once the governor gut and he saw this opportunity to cut through that was a talking point but also very true. so i think once he had that up there and he knew he had that opportunity to talk right to voters he took it and we saw the result. >> what do you think he'll do now >> i don't know. i know he'll spend some time with family. one of the things i was struck by was when we were on the plane one of the last few days i asked him. lot of the reporters as we get closer will trying to force questions upon you. what happens if you win or lose and don't think we ever really talked about you don't go through the brutality thinking your actually going to lose but being the press guy my job is to put him on the couch and prepare him for the questions. they're going to ask him. he said if i win i'm going to be excited because then i get to do all the things i've been talked about for the last six years and put my plan in action. if i lose i'll be excited
you a policy question? guest: you have to? >> governor romney recently said president obama route 1 the election because of the guests to young black and hispanic voters. what to do make of these remarks? hosti did not see them but i hed about them. guest: if you look back at the election of 2012, when you have a product you put into the market place, and the marketplace does not buy it, you either have a better marketing or a better product. this is the wake-up call for the republican party to have better marketing republicans need to do better with female voters and blue-collar voters and latino and hispanic voters. we also need to have products that sell that. that does not mean you change your philosophy. i think president obama did a better job getting out the vote in his campaign. i don't think it is a matter of people looking at the election and saying i will vote because of gifts. i think they said which one of these candidates they prefer. host: you disagree with the analysis? guest: of think it is as simple as saying the president gave the gifts. >> your a couple of weeks
for governor romney during the campaign. so he is someone who believes in this cause and we're bringing together a very large group of people that will be part of it. but the idea is to raise money and to be able to exercise our free speech and talk about the fact that we support immigration reform, we can't give money to candidates but we can surely talk about issues that you know that correspond to certain candidates in certain districts and regional gones and this is the way to make change. we can't just keep talking about it and can't assume this problem is going to go away. so i'm very, very pleased to be giving this another shot. because we've tried this before and we have to fix it. it's one of those things that we have to confront and we have to fix. we can't ignore and up until now we've been sort of punting the ball down the road, iing norring it and the situation gets more complex. we're talking about families now. we're not talking about individuals but kids who have been in school who don't know any other country but the u.s. it's time to come to terms with a mistake that a
, former minnesota governor tim pawlenty. he became a co-chair of mitt romney's campaign for president. he talks about the business community's response to the fiscal cliff and his role as the president and ceo of the financial services roundtable. join us for his interview at 10:00 on c-span. >> up next, a discussion on immigration and security along the texas-mexico border with sentatives. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> thank you for being here at the second annual texas tribune festival. we have had some pretty lively discussion so far. these gentlemen are from the texas house of representatives. they are on different sides of the aisles. commissioner todd staples is the texas agriculture commissioner. state representative from 1995 until 2001. he has held statewide offices for the last five years. who knows what 2014 has in store for him? he launched a website that documents the problems that farmers are having on the texas border. whether it is -- tonight is an issue we will discuss. we have represent
it was importuned by president bush -- >> nice way to put it. >> it led to what was arguably governor romney's finest moment in the campaign. the first debate, thank you so much for being here. our title today is the future of the republican party. this assumes, of course, that it has one. [laughter] let's talk about the election. obviously, you played a crucial role. i want to get your sense -- we are now seeing reports that the campaign was very surprised by the outcome, even right up to the evening of election day. because their polls were showing something different than everyone else. is that true? really, house surprise was the campaign? >> first, it was a very close election in ohio. a high was one of the key states. even had we won, it turns out the electoral vote count would have gone to president obama. recall, back in 2004, when john kerry lost to george bush, he would often say publicly and to me on the floor of the senate, but for half of the people that could fit in a horseshoe, i would be president today. it was a narrow victory. i do think that there are some reasons that are
a lot of people that are discouraged. i have the honor traveling this country on behalf of governor mitt romney 2 i can tell you for those who have not met him, is an extraordinary person. i believe he would have been a phenomenal president. we wish him all the best and hope his voice states involved in the american political process. [applause] we're having this conversation now for those who believe that the limited government conservatism -- who believe in limited government conservatism. this is not about the republican party. this is about limited government conservatism. the republican party is the home of that movement. limited government conservatism has never been decided by presidential elections. for you can find the true meaning of limited government that separatism is in states like this preferred governors like yours are applying tried and true principles to the modern problems of the tunney predict what the first century. if america had a thought from 1% on plummer rate, we would all be very happy, as you should be with the governor and the work to your littleneck governor
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